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Photos of Intense Lightning Storms in Volcanic Eruptions

Francisco Negroni is a Chilean freelance photographer has spent years pointing his camera at volcanic eruptions. Over time, he has captured a series …

Geology

IBM Showcases Artificial Intelligence Superiority With Project Debater

The IBM algorithm Deep Blue beat chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. It was 2011 when IBM’s Watson won the game show <i>Jeopardy</i>. Shortly after, the IBM Research team was ready to go beyond game playing and began to brainstorm the next feat to challenge an artificial intelligence algorithm. They …

Artificial Intelligence

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

CERN

50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Museums

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Photography Tutorials

Extraordinary Macro Insect Photography by Eyal Hakim

Outstanding close up portraits of insects by Eyal Hakim, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Boca Raton, …

Photography

FAA's LAANC Program Cuts Commercial Drone Flight Permit Process From Months to Seconds

Authorizing commercial drone flights is typically slow and bureaucratic.<p>Juan Silva—Getty Images<p>Marco MargaritoffView Marco Margaritoff's …

Drones

What it’s like to watch an IBM AI successfully debate humans

Project Debater will argue with you and make jokes<p>At a small event in San Francisco last night, IBM hosted two debate club-style discussions between two humans and an AI called “Project Debater.” The goal was for the AI to engage in a series of reasoned arguments according to some pretty standard …

Artificial Intelligence

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed.<p>A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by …

Archaeology

MIT develops a system that lets operators control robots with their minds

Controlling robots with your mind isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed an interface that reads the brainwaves of human operators, allowing them to direct machines …

Robotics

The Brilliant Ways UPS Uses Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data

In a business where shaving off a mile per day per driver can result in savings of up to $50 million per year, UPS has plenty of incentive to incorporate technology to drive efficiencies in every area of its operations. According to UPS’ Chief Technology Officer Juan Perez, “Our business drives …

Artificial Intelligence

200,000 trillion calculations per second: U.S. launches the world’s most powerful supercomputer

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Oak Ridge National Laboratory and IBM have successfully built and launched the Summit supercomputer, the world's most powerful and smartest supercomputer.<p>The powerful computer is the next step toward a national goal of developing the world's first fully capable exascale machine …

Supercomputers

1 Skill That Will Make You Irresistible and Irreplaceable in the Age of AI

A new McKinsey study identifies the key driver of success in the next decade.<p>A new McKinsey study of 800 occupations finds that automation and artificial intelligence will transform the workplace over the next decade. In order to compete, our skills have to change. The study finds that …

Artificial Intelligence

Seeing the mind of a robot in augmented reality - MIT Technology Review

When the movers came to the Brown University robotics lab of Stefanie Tellex last week, her students watched with interest. Look how they deftly …

Computer learns to detect skin cancer more accurately than doctors

Artificial intelligence machine found 95% of melanomas in study compared to 86.6% for dermatologists<p>A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted people against machines in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said on Tuesday.<p>A team …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk

For better or worse, Google Assistant can do it all. From mundane tasks like turning on your lights and setting reminders to convincingly mimicking human speech patterns, the AI helper is so capable it's scary. Its latest (unofficial) ability, though, is a bit more sinister. Artist Alexander Reben …

The State of 3D Printing, 2018

• Accelerating product development is the highest priority companies are relying on 3D printing for, jumping from 29% in 2017 to 39% in 2018.<br>• Prototyping (55%), production (43%) and Proof of Concept models (41%) are the three most popular 3D printing applications in 2018.<br>• 36% of companies are using …

3D Printing

Robots can learn tasks by watching and mimicking humans

This week, NVIDIA revealed that its researchers have developed a unique deep learning system that allows a robot to learn a task based on the actions of a human. The focus here is on the communication between the robot and human, to the point where the robot can observe and mimic the human.<p>After a …

In the future, demolition robots like this will destroy everything

Husqvarna's remote-controlled demolition robots remind me of the machine art performances that Survival Research Laboratories has staged since …

Robots

Stunning USA Street Photography by Zack Lewkowicz

Beautiful urban street photos by <b>Zack Lewkowicz</b>, talented photographer and retoucher who was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and currently lives …

Finland offers free online Artificial Intelligence course to anyone, anywhere

Helsinki University and tech strategy firm Reaktor say they want to make Finland the world's most educated country in the field of artificial …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Boston Dynamics’ robots are learning how to run outside and navigate autonomously

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Robotics

Watch If Robots Want to Work with Us, We Must Fix Four Problems | WIRED Video | CNE

If Robots Want to Work with Us, We Must Fix Four Problems<p>In the not too distant future, a robot could be working right beside you and that means …

Mesmerizing Motion Graphics

LinkMotion graphics artist Andreas Wannerstedt creates kinetic sculptures in the digital world. His designs feature satisfying and hypnotic movements …

'Game changing' graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter‘s Center for Graphene Science developed a new …

5 under-the-radar alternatives to popular travel destinations that will help you beat the crowds

1/<p>Instead of Bali, Visit Siargao in the Philippines<p>Andrea Wangsanata<p>While Bali is (rightfully) called the "Island of the Gods," nowadays, it …

Here’s a Dazzling Time-Lapse of Mt. Everest at Night

Photographer and filmmaker Elia Saikaly has released a new time-lapse short film titled, <i>Everest</i>. It’s a dazzling look at the beauty of the world’s …

Time-lapse Photography

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

News: Mapbox Launches Location-Based AR Platform with Multi-User Support

Location services provider Mapbox is giving developers a means for building location-based AR apps and multi-user experiences with its new Mapbox AR …